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Godfrey, Valentine Stuart

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-27600
 
Birth 14/08/1898 Death 25/04/1968
Place London Place Victoria
Area Area BC
Country UK Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours OBE. M.I.D. Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA).
Awards
Qualifications
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1913. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Third Term) 1913. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1915). He served in H.M.S. Barham 1915. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1917). He served in H.M.S. Dolphin (For submarine training). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/03/1918). He served in HMS Inconstant for HM Submarine K-9 as Navigating Officer 1919. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1919). He served in HMS Dolphin for HM Submarine H-27 as First Lieutenant 1919. He served in HMS Inconstant for HM Submarine M-2 as Additional 1920. He served in HMS Inconstant for HM Submarine M-1 as Additional 1920. He served in HMC Submarine CH-15 as First Lieutenant 1921. He served in HMCS Patrician 1922. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1927). He served as Staff Officer to Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt 1928. He served in HMCS Saguenay as First Lieutenant 1931. He served in HMCS Champlain (In command) 1932-34. He served in HMCS Naden 1936. He served in the RN as Inspector of Naval Ordnance Course 1936. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 30/06/1937). He was appointed as a AdC to the Lieutenant Governor. He served in HMC Dockyard Halifax as Inspector of Naval Ordnance 1937. He served in HMCS Prince David (In command) 1941. He was appointed as a A/Captain RCN 1942. He served in HMCS Prince David (In command) 1942. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff Washington 1943. He served in HMCS Prince Henry (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Givenchy as Chief of Staff to Commanding Officer Pacific Coast 1945. He was appointed as a A/Commodore RCN 1948. He served as Naval Member to the Canadian Joint Staff Washington and Canadian Naval Attache Washington 1948. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN 1949. He served in HMCS Avalon as Commodore Newfoundland 1949. (He was retired 15/05/1951.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features Godfrey Rock (BC).
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-03-07

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